Manga authors making important announcements and commenting on their ongoing series are a common sight at Jump Festa stages. At Jump Fest 2022, Kohei Horikoshi, the author of My Hero Academia manga caused a stir when he said that the manga will end in a year if “everything goes according to plan.”
Fast forward a year, MHA showed no signs of ending and at Jump Festa 2023 the author called himself a “sweet summer child” for completely skewing his prediction. This time, he clarified that the manga certainly was close to its climax but did not give a fixed timeline for the end.
Come Jump Festa 2024, My Hero Academia manga is still going strong. But Horikoshi reiterated what he said at the previous event – the manga’s climax is near. However, he added that there were still many things he wanted to draw beyond the battle that was currently ongoing in the manga.
“The battle I am currently drawing is reaching its climax. There are still many scenes I want to draw beyond this battle,” Horikoshi said in the letter at Jump Festa 2024. “We will work hard with Deku and the others so that you will be able to see it through to the end.“
After all was said, Horikoshi jokingly said that if My Hero Academia continued till Jump Festa 2025 next year, then a Dogeza festival will be held on the stage. The manga had entered its final arc in March 2021.
“If [MHA] continues until next year’s Jump Festa, we will hold a Dogeza Festival on the stage,” the author said.
My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters collected into 39 tankōbon volumes as of November 2023. The series has numerous spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions.
It has also received three animated films, titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, and My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission respectively. There are plans for a live-action film by Legendary Entertainment.
Source: Jump Festa 2024